Introduction

Takes you through the steps to install the motherboard.

Remove the back case with your fingernail to expose the battery. (Not shown in picture)
  • Remove the back case with your fingernail to expose the battery. (Not shown in picture)

  • Pull the black tab to remove the battery.

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Use a spudger to begin removal of the camera cover by inserting the flat end into the two notches and gently pry them up one at a time.
  • Use a spudger to begin removal of the camera cover by inserting the flat end into the two notches and gently pry them up one at a time.

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  • Work the spudger around the edge of the camera cover to release the clips.

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  • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove four 6mm screws that secure the back panel to the main body.

  • There is a screw under the "void" sticker.

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  • Device rotated 180 degrees.

  • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the crack between the front and rear cover.

  • Once you have enough of a gap to fit a plastic opening tool into it, use the opening tool to release the clips.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to continue releasing the clips until you have worked your way around the edge.

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  • Pull off the back case panel.

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  • Device rotated 180 degrees.

  • Use the spudger to pry off the camera.

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  • Device rotated 90 degrees CCW.

  • You may need to remove a strip of orange anti-static tape (not pictured).

  • Flip up the connector latch.

  • Use the tweezers to detatch the flexible connection.

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  • Device rotated 90 degrees CW.

  • Slide the screen slider into the open position.

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  • Use the spudger to push out the motherboard.

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  • Use your hands to gently expose the underside of the motherboard.

  • Use the spudger to pull off the flexible connection.

  • Be careful not to pull apart the motherboard connection quickly, as the connection and cables could be damaged.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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